Even though Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given several iconic films, his 2005 release Black is regarded as one of his best works. The Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji starrer had a successful run at the box-office as it managed to win the hearts of the audience with its touching story. It also received praise from critics all over the world.
An interesting fact about the film is that its leading star Amitabh Bachchan decided to work on the project free of cost. Yes, you read the right! Amitabh did not charge a single penny for his services in the film. The reason behind that was purely his admiration for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Amitabh made the revelation in his blog by writing, “I had just wanted to work with Sanjay, after seeing all the other works he had done… And when the opportunity came it was quite overwhelming. I did not take any salary for the film… Just being a part of such an enterprise, was sufficient fees!”
This just goes to show Amitabh Bachchan’s love for cinema.